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A free list of writing conferences and other events for writers. These conferences are listed in alphabetical order by state. Conferences outside of the United States, including events held/offered at multiple locations, are listed at the bottom.

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Title: Todos Santos Writers Workshop
State: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Registration Due: Due by 11/30/15. Register by 9/30/15 for $50 off.
Conf. Dates:1/24/2016 - 1/30/2016
Info:A 5-day intensive workshop for writers at all levels, focusing on Fiction, Non-fiction, and Memoir, plus guest writers, agents, and seminars in a "Pueblo Magico" by the sea. Faculty includes Gordon Chaplin (memoirist/novelist) Jeanne McCulloch (editor), Rex Weiner (journalist) and Jonathan Penner, (novelist).
Contact:todoswrite@gmail.com
URL: Todos Santos Writers Workshop

Title: Memoir Writers Conference 2015
State: CA
Registration Due: Early-bird registration pricing is available
Conf. Dates:10/23/2015 - 10/25/2015
Info:Learn how to write a memoir or true story that more than just your family will want to read. Discover how to organize your ideas and evaluate their added value, how to research and write a true story without potential legal entanglements, how to write a book proposal, and pitch a publisher, plus much more. Hear and meet Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Memoir Writers Association, plus meet top literary agents looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts, including Paul S. Levine, Claire Gerus, Andy Ross, Toni Lopopolo, Ken Sherman, and more. Celebrity and top-selling authors will also appear to discuss the collaborative process. Industry experts, veteran educators, publishing professionals, literary agents, and publishers will share the secrets of writing and publishing a successful memoir. In addition to almost 40 seminars, workshops, plus pitch sessions, attendees may also enjoy an optional daily Keynote Address (with complimentary lunch), and submit portions of their MS through the Advance Submission ProCritiques™ program to be reviewed by editors and agents. There is an informative agents panel to help you prepare for actual meetings. Open to all areas of interest. Early-bird registration pricing with financing available. See website for details.
Contact:info@wcwriters.com
URL: Memoir Writers Conference 2015

Title: Tupelo Press Conferences in the Bay Area: California
State: CA
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:2/6/2016 - 2/7/2016
Info:Join Jeffrey Levine and use the work of Pablo Neruda to bring your own poetic strategies to greater consciousness. Close reading and critique of a selection of your poems will hone your internal editor to invite your best crafted and most powerful voice to the page.
Contact:conferences@tupelopress.org
URL: Tupelo Press Conferences in the Bay Area: California

Title: The Writing Salon
State: California
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:11/4/2014 - 12/1/2015
Info:Various classes. See site for more details. Creative Writing Classes — Serving the Bay Area — Fiction, Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction (Personal Essays/Memoirs) Screenwriting, Playwriting, Poetry, Children's Books, Travel Writing, Food Writing, Marketing and Publishing and more
Contact:jane@writingsalons.com
URL: The Writing Salon

Title: Moondance International Film Festival
State: CO
Registration Due: Online pre-sales enda September 5th
Conf. Dates:9/8/2015
Info:Moondance is known as the "American Cannes" of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films from the US and around the world, as well as our fabulously productive workshops, networking parties & special events. Hollywood director Tom Shadyac is our guest celebrity this year. Come to be entertained, encouraged and inspired at this annual world-class event!
Contact:director@moondancefilmfestival.com
URL: Moondance International Film Festival

Title: Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015
State: CT
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:10/2/2015 - 1/4/2015
Info:Geared to both experienced and emerging memoir writers, the weekend includes: 15 minute mentoring sessions with an instructor to discuss your individual writing. Specific instruction and writing exercises to help you progress with your memoir. Workshop and discussion of your work.
Contact:judymandel@gmail.com
URL: Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015

Title: ECWC: Writers in Paradise
State: Florida
Registration Due: $25 Deadline: November 15, 2015
Conf. Dates:1/16/2016 - 1/23/2015
Info:Located on the coast of the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay, the Twelfth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise offers an intimate eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings book signings, and receptions with our award winning-faculty and guest speakers. This year’s faculty and lecturers include: Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Poet Campbell McGrath, Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Stewart O’Nan, Les Standiford, Scott Ward, Sterling Watson, and more. We are happy to say that we offer at least 20 fellowships and scholarships on a competitive basis, many specifically for current MFA students and recent MFA graduates (2010-2015) and AWP members. All participants are given the opportunity to submit work for consideration in Sabal, a literary journal featuring writing by conference participants. The writers selected by the directors for “The Best Of” will receive two copies of Sabal, and a subscription to the next year’s Sabal. For more information and registration, please visit http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu
Contact:cayacr@eckerd.edu
URL: ECWC Writers in Paradise

Title: Tupelo Press Conferences at Mass MoCA
State: MA
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:11/13/2015 - 11/20/2015
Info:A week-long residency and workshop for poets, combining writing time in a studio of your own at MASS MoCA, plus instruction and generative exercises inspired by exhibits and the architecture of the MASS MoCA campus with multiple opportunities to work with Jeffrey Levine, a renowned poet and editor, and one of the country’s leading writing instructors, and a guest appearance by Jim Schley, Managing Editor of Tupelo Press.
Contact:conferences@tupelopress.org
URL: Tupelo Press Conferences at Mass MoCA

Title: Tupelo Press Conferences: Coastal Maine
State: ME
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:9/3/2015 - 9/6/2015
Info:Tupelo Press Conferences on Peaks Island and Fickett Farmstead invite applications for poets actively sending out their work, combining insights into the publishing world with effective methods of revision for publication, including attentive review of your own work. You will leave writing at a substantially higher level.
Contact:conferences@tupelopress.org
URL: Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: Coastal Maine

Title: 18th Annual Writing and Creativity Retreat For Women
State: ME
Registration Due: Early Registration Ends June 1, Save $200
Conf. Dates:9/27/2015 - 10/7/2015
Info:Write and explore your creativity overlooking the rocky Maine coast in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. Our day flows in a magical rhythm that rises from this soulful land, the rocks, the sea and the air. Through our writing, our circle work and sharing meals that are culinary delights, we slough off our outer world self and enter the timeless, creative space within. Here we meet our unfettered creative self-perhaps for the first time!
Contact:emily@emilyhanlon.com
URL: 18th Annual Writing and Creativity Retreat For Women

Title: Power of Words
State: MO
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:9/18/2015 - 9/20/2015
Info:Join the Transformative Language Arts Network as we explore how we can use our words — written, spoken, or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up, and foster empowerment and transformation.The 2015 conference keynoters include poet and writer Jimmy Santiago Baca, playwright Darren Canady, spoken word artistsSha Cage and E.G. Bailey, and poet Xanath Caraza.
Contact:coordinator@tlanetwork.org
URL: http://www.tlanetwork.org/

Title: 25th Annual Flathead River Writer's Conference
State: MT
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:9/26/2015 - 9/27/2015
Info:Learn the craft and business of writing from bestselling authors, top agents, and other publishing professionals. Two days of presentations and workshop intensives on writing craft, marketing, and publishing.
Contact:http://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/contactus.asp
URL: 25th Annual Flathead River Writer's Conference

Title: Millay Colony for the Arts
State: New York
Registration Due: 10/1/14 and 3/1/15
Conf. Dates:4/1/2015 - 11/1/2015
Info:Millay Colony offers 2 week to 1 month residencies to those who go through our selection process. Residencies include room, studio, and meals at no cost to the writer.
Contact:apply@millaycolony.org
URL: Millay Colony for the Arts

Title: Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: Truchas, New Mexico
State: NM
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:10/30/2015 - 11/2/2015
Info:Poets ready for fierce attention to their work to a vibrant conference with Cornelius Eady, Veronica Golos, and Jeffrey Levine. By the end of the retreat you will have a set of tools and epiphanies that you will take back with you and transform your writing life.
Contact:conferences@tupelopress.org
URL: Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: Truchas, New Mexico

Title: Western Reserve Writers Conference
State: OH
Registration Due: Online or Walk-In
Conf. Dates:9/26/2015
Info:A full-day conference for novice and professional writers. A variety of topics conducted by professional writers and authors. The conference includes lunch, Q & A panel, book sales, author signings and prearranged editing consults.
Contact:Deanna Adams at DeeNCR@aol.com
URL: Western Reserve Writers Conference

Title: American Christian Fiction Writers
State: SC
Registration Due: N/A
Conf. Dates:3/16/2015 - 3/16/2016
Info:The South Carolina Chapter of American Fiction Writers meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 2:00-5:00PM at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main Street, Anderson, South Carolina. Visitors are welcome. The meetings consist of a speaker on various writing subjects, then a manuscript critique session and a great opportunity to network with other writers.
Contact:elvacmartin@gmail.com
URL: American Christian Fiction Writers

A free list of writing conferences for creative writers, complied and updated regularly by Writer’s Relief. Find a writers conference near you with this list of events for writers organized by state and date. With our list, you can find conferences that have various focuses: conferences for poets, novelists, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, Christian writers, Jewish writers, and more. Some conferences are organized around a central genre, such as literary writing, commercial writing, romance, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, crime, and more. Other writers conferences are geared toward a certain level of writer: some are exclusive and only for the best writers and others are open to writers who are new to the craft. At a writing conference, you’ll meet literary agents, editors, speakers, presenters, and other writers who share your passion. A writing conference is about learning to be a better writer and about learning the business of writing. We hope you’ll enjoy our free writing conference list and pass it along to your writer friends!

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